I had the pleasure of chatting with Missy Gerber at Chucks coffee shop. It was very informative (no wonder) with her 10 years of experience. I wanted to share some her valuable tips with you!
With a keen sense of organization and a passion to make a difference in people lives, Missy founded Organizers Northwest. Her and her seasoned team tackle clutter and combat mess, creating peace and improving the lifestyles of their clients.
Missy prides herself on establishing authentic connections with her clients, be they homeowners or business owners, providing dedicated service and expertise. She also conducts popular seminars at Storables, where she breaks down her technique into 5 easy steps. I gotta check one of these out!
Here philosophy brings the relative concepts of the here and now to the forefront. Be mindful of the present and ask yourself the 5 whys to discover the true answer to the question, “Do I really need this?”
In this day and age, we don’t really need to hoard magazines, cookbooks, movies and music – all of this is available online. My mom had a huge collection of cookbooks and I inherited this too! After my conversation with Missy, I went straight home and purged my stash of cooking mags!
Missy helps many with that annoying office clutter – you know the stacks and stacks of paper that seem to accumulate effortlessly on our desks, tables and counter-tops? Clutter is really just postponing decisions and Missy is excellent at making you examine the emotional attachments we have to our STUFF.
Here are some before and after pictures of her work:
Best of all, many of her resources, including recycling are local to Lake Oswego. Here are just a few:
- Got junk piling up? Charlie Marino is the man to haul it away.
- Do you have a collection of vintage cell phones, and an old microwave lurking in your garage? Far West Fibers recycles electronics and more!
- Want to resale some old belongings? Lakewood Center for Arts has a resale store to donate items to OR the Community Warehouse will pick up your unwanted items for $20.
Downsizing and re-organizing your life can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Often, Missy’s clients call her feeling panicked, stuck and suffocated by their clutter but when she is done, they have renewed energy and more time to spend time with family and friends! They enjoy a new lifestyle – CLUTTER-FREE! Or in Missy’s words:
Less mess, less stress, better life. Period.
Missy you are a true expert in space & time! Be sure to contact Missy at 503-245-3564 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Where could you de-clutter in your home?
I’m off to go get rid of some more of MY stuff!
Before & After images via Organizers Nortwest